Hounds rout Buffs twice, end at 26-26

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — It turns out the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t use up all its runs on Friday after all. The Greyhounds came back with 29 runs on 29 hits Saturday, including six home runs, and completed a four-game sweep of West Texas A&M with 17-4 and 12-7 wins in […]

Hounds smash eight homers in sweep

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University brought out the big bats on Friday. Senior third baseman Derrick Kennedy carried the biggest one of all. Kennedy drove in a school-record nine runs as the Greyhounds blasted West Texas A&M 23-5 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference doubleheader. The nine RBIs bested […]

Cruickshank throws no-hitter for Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank threw what is believed to be the fourth no-hitter in Eastern New Mexico University softball history Saturday as the Zias blanked New Mexico Highlands 9-0 in the Bronze Bracket championship game of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU (13-8) beat defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City University […]

ENMU battles WT tough in loss

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M men’s basketball team may have clinched a spot in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament Saturday night, but the Buffaloes got a bit more than they expected from an undermanned Eastern New Mexico University squad. Senior forward Chris Hinz scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and […]

Beware of knife-wielding bosses

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were passing through Canyon, Texas, the other day on our way to Amarillo. While we were looking for a good Amarillo radio station we stumbled on the West Texas A&M student-run station. “Oh I remember, that’s the station where a couple of DJs […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Engagement

Casaus/ Dillehay Johnny and Lucy Harris of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Carla Casaus of Clovis to Mark Anthony Dillehay of Clovis, son of Mark Allen Dillehay of Maricopa, Ariz., and Ruby L. Zuniga of Canyon, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Feb. 9, 2008, at the […]

Buffs prevail over ENMU

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M broke a tie with four goals in a span of just over 19 minutes in the second half and handed Eastern New Mexico University a 5-3 loss on Friday in a Southwest Soccer Conference match. WT (11-1, 4-1 SSC), ranked No. 22 in NCAA Division II, took […]

ENMU spikers win two in Lady Buff Classic

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday, beating New Mexico Highlands 26-30, 30-18, 30-27, 30-16 and Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-30, 30-25, 30-15, 30-26 to wrap up their schedule in the season-opening West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. The Zias struggled early […]

Canyon steer wrestler takes lead

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Stetson Herrera of Portales rides Darla’s Pride in the Bareback Bronc Riding competition at the 37th annual Clovis Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo on Friday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Area. Herrera scored a 74 with his ride. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Entrants in the second night of competition of this […]

Zias sign outside hitter in volleyball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent of Canyon, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for new Eastern New Mexico University coach Kim Falkenhagen. Valdez-Kent helped her team reach the Texas Class 3A volleyball championship in each of the past two seasons, including winning the title in 2005. She […]

Zias beat Grand Canyon

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team completed play in the season-opening Western New Mexico Invite on Saturday, scoring a 6-3 victory over Grand Canyon. ENMU went 2-0 over the weekend, beating Sul Ross State on Friday night. A Thursday match against WNMU, suspended with the Mustangs leading 4-3, […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats gear up for rematch with Alamo

CNJ staff The last time Clovis High’s girls faced Alamogordo — only a couple of weeks ago — Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters earned his 500th win as a high school girls basketball coach. Today, Watters would settle for just another victory. CHS hosts the Lady Tigers in a 4:30 p.m. matchup today at Rock […]

Lady Cats fall to Canyon

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The third time didn’t prove to be the charm for the Clovis High girls basketball team. The Lady Wildcats came into Tuesday’s game against Canyon with consecutive wins over the Lady Eagles in each of the last two seasons. But they couldn’t make it three straight on Tuesday, falling 57-47. […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats set to face Canyon

CNJ staff The Clovis High girls have done something few teams have done against Canyon and longtime coach Joe Lombard over the years — post a winning streak. The Lady Wildcats beat Canyon 48-38 on the road two years ago, then edged the Lady Eagles 49-45 last season at Rock Staubus Gym. They’ll try to […]

In world of unsure events, Jesus assures us

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist It was on the highway that runs some miles outside Show Low, Ariz. It is the Salt River Canyon highway, and the sharp curves and high, steep hills of this canyon are intimidating. I have heard of many mishaps on that highway. My husband remembers traveling through the canyon […]

St. Mary’s beats Zias in three

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — St. Mary’s pulled out two close games late and posted a three-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in a tournament hosted by West Texas A&M. The Rattlers (17-11) held off the Zias late in each game to win 30-23, 33-31, 33-31 behind 25 kills from Samantha Weber. […]

Antelopes blast ENMU in WT event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Tonya Booth and Dana Edington had nine kills each and Grand Canyon made short work of Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, rouoting the Zias 30-17, 30-15, 30-13 on the opening day of a tournament being hosted by West Texas A&M. While the Antelopes (10-10) compiled 39 kills with only […]

Day Trip: Living museum only short drive away

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The Amarillo Botanical Gardens features indoor and outdoor exhibits. A grand opening will be held Oct. 7 for the conservatory. Courtesy photo By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The Amarillo Botanical Gardens provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the sights and smells of a variety of plants and foliage. “A botanical garden is a museum […]

Travelling mentally, if not physically

By Grant McGee My brand new passport came in the mail the other day. “I understand there’s a microchip in here so the government can keep track of you via satellite,” I said, tongue firmly in cheek, as I pulled it from the official-looking envelope. “If they are,” said The Lady of the House, “it’s […]

Fire restrictions continue at Oasis, five other parks

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Though most of New Mexico’s 34 State Parks have lifted statewide fire restrictions, six State Parks will continue to enforce restrictions imposed by local or federal entities until further notice, according to a release from the state. Those parks are: Fenton Lake State Park (Jemez Springs), Navajo Lake State Park […]